ActiveRain-Welcome to Our International Writing Group!

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

ActiveRain-Welcome to Our International  Writing Group!

This is like a giant mastermind class, that gathers every single day, 24-7 (usually) and offers each of us a chance to learn, teach, experiment, empathize, and it even allows for some free group therapy or a bit of anger management classes thrown in!

There are many opportunities to write--about anything you would like to--because it's a "real estate" social network but so much more!

If you are a bit less than confident about your writing skills, start simple. Do it every day if you can, because with practice, as with any "exercise" or discipline, you will get better at it! 

One of the best things about ActiveRain is that you can learn from other "writers" in this realm. There are some really fantastic people to read and whether you are looking for great blogging information (fodder for future posts) or simply want a much-needed laugh "respite" from your work-a-day world, there are plenty to choose from.

I am drawn to different "authors" for different reasons. If I want to read a good story, I'll pick one blogger over another, because I can count on them to take me somewhere I'd rather be for the moment. Other times, I want PICTURES. Then, there are those who constantly deliver great lessons or how-tos in marketing, or bolstering your online presence.

Let me suggest  some:

Dick Greenberg--he will depart from his market reports and deliver humorous jabs at society at large, or will take us down a path of some delightful journey he's been on, most recently The Amazon. (Great pictures, too).

Kathy Streib--she always gives us food for thought, shares others' posts that have given her an "Aha" moment weekly (on Sundays) and very often supports others in this social network. You will get to know many ActiveRain members because of her posts. She has terrific pictures of Florida, too when you need to go somewhere sunny IMMEDIATELY!

Marte Cliff--if you aren't good at grammar or misspelling words or or or....Marte can really help you with the ABCs of writing! She is a fountain of online info! 

Roger D. Mucci-from his mother Mickey (who always teaches us good lessons on how to really LIVE) to his work, he bares his soul regularly, sometimes with humor, sometimes because he needs to let off steam. 

Patricia Feager-one of THE best writers on ActiveRain! Thought provoking, sometimes her posts are like reading an excerpt from a great novel. 

Debb Janes-she is known for her videos and how to really use those in your marketing, but she writes beautifully with every post she does. 

Nicole Doty-a "new kid on the block", I've been really impressed with her writing style!


 Some teachers (I kept it simple, but they do so much more):

Debbie Reynolds--real estate and ActiveRain contests!

Margaret Rome-how to use a radio show for marketing real estate

Ron &Alexandra Seigel-luxury branding

Dorie Dillard-localism posts

Joe Petrowsky-"How to tell a story about mortgage loans" (and always make it interesting! He loves quotation marks) 

Debbie Gartner-how to work your online presence to get maximum benefit

Jay Markanich-inspections with humor, photos and a learning curve for most of us! 

There are MANY great "authors" in ActiveRain, too many to mention, but if you have favorites, share them--we can always learn something from each other!




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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

This is why I wrote this, Robert (Bob) Gilbert --just in case people weren't aware of these exemplary writers. How IS your head doing??

Rob Thomas--thank you for being there for me and for being YOU! (Mr. Exuberant).

Ron & Alexandra Seigel --I thank you for that terrific compliment....I know you are a discerning reader and (clearly) a remarkable writer!

It is great company you are keeping in this post, Dick Greenberg and when I need to chuckle or be whisked away to new places, I get my "fix" from you quite often!

Feb 26, 2015 06:09 AM #9
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

My head is spinning from being mentioned in the same post as all those other bloggers. Thank you so much Gayle! As everyone else has already said, You are a Super Star yourself! I only hope to be around as long as you and have the impact you've had!

Feb 26, 2015 06:48 AM #10
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Gayle, Active Rain is one of the most beneficial tools I've found in 20+ years of real estate work. The quality of the information here is world class.

Feb 26, 2015 06:55 AM #11
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert --drink it in and keep doing what you're doing--it's wonderful stuff!

Mike Cooper--you totally nailed it--YES!!

Feb 26, 2015 07:17 AM #12
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 - you made my day! Thank you for including me with some of the many great writers here on ActiveRain. I agree with the majority. You should be at the top of this list. Like Debb Janes, I am truly humbled. The Northwest coast and the West is filled with treasured writers in the RAIN and it all begins with you in that special corner of the world! You have my deepest respect and admiration.  

Feb 26, 2015 09:00 AM #13
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof --I bow to you and truly admire your writings/musings/journaling/journeying! We are sisters in the Traveling Rain!

Feb 26, 2015 09:31 AM #14
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Gayle -- you and I follow many of the same great writers.  When I started with AR I never imagined the people I would find or the great stories they would tell. 

Feb 26, 2015 09:35 AM #15
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Michael Jacobs there are so many that I DIDN'T mention, and for that I hang my head, but only had so much time to put this together!

Feb 26, 2015 09:38 AM #16
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gayle. You are so kind to mention me in this group, most of which I follow on a regular basis. The comments you shared about those that I know are so very true. You are right on top of that list, for sure.

Feb 26, 2015 06:43 PM #17
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

So cool to be mentioned in a post with so many highly respected "Rainers".....thanks so much Gayle.  Speaking of Mickey.....she's been in ICU since Tuesday of this week, so I'm a bit behind with my posting and commenting.

We follow most of the same people.....

Feb 26, 2015 11:05 PM #18
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

I enjoyed your post and I follow all of your suggested Rainers... Happy Day

Feb 26, 2015 11:59 PM #19
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

A very nice idea Gayle. Should be very interesting. 

Feb 27, 2015 06:50 AM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gayle- thank you for including me in your list but there was someone very important whom you left out. YOU!  We are so lucky to have many excellent writers at ActiveRain!

Feb 27, 2015 10:26 AM #21
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gayle. You are one of my favorites because your insights and photos always take me away. Great post.

Feb 27, 2015 10:14 PM #22
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Gayle, I made it over finally to read this and am honored to be mentioned in your list. You have mentioned many distinguished writers that feed our minds and our souls and you do that for us also.

Feb 28, 2015 11:56 AM #23
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

There is nothing like ActiveRain, I'm learning new things all the time. Absolutely Grateful!

Mar 01, 2015 10:00 AM #24
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 ,

Active rain offers so much to so many! I always say I take a mini course of a smorgasbord of topics every morning. It's how I like to start my day with a cup of coffee. I am honored to be mentioned in your post..thank you! You are the one so many of us admire as we feel we know and love Fishhawk Lake through your portrayal of your lifestyle, love of life and your values. Your talent for photography is amazing..what you are able to capture in photos is spectacular! Thank you for all the contributions you make in Active Rain are a big reason why I'm here!

Mar 01, 2015 08:46 PM #25
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I would have to concur as I follow all those mentioned.

Mar 02, 2015 11:31 AM #26
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

What a great group to be a part of. Thanks for the mention and, like others, see your name on this distinquished list.

Mar 02, 2015 01:24 PM #27
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thank you Gayle - I'm honored to be listed among the people whose blogs I follow. I agree, you belong here too! 

I agree with you, too - this is a great place to come for a "get-away!" 

Mar 02, 2015 04:43 PM #28
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